CALICO CAT was aimed high on his debut and though never a threat, he wasn't disgraced in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at Chester behind Memphis Tennessee. He's the one to beat if running anywhere near that level in this company. Swnymor made a promising debut at Pontefract and could prove the main threat ahead of the disappointing favourite at Pontefract, Kashgar, but Hallmark Star isn't out of this on his close-up second at the same track in April. Between Us showed some ability on her debut at Lingfield in December and is one to note on her return to action.
Border Bandit (USA) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 10, 6l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Calico Cat 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt close up in last place, pushed along 4f out, outpaced 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Memphis Tennessee (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Noble Alan (GER) 13-2 (10-0) Started very slowly, detatched in rear, headway halfway, stayed on approaching final 2f, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 6l behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Rufus Stone (USA) 66-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, under pressure before halfway, effort over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 13, 14l behind Falcon In Flight (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Decadence 16-1 (8-4) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Miss Elegance (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Lucky For Some 25-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 4f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Flying Applause (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) gs.
Hallmark Star 10-3fav (9-7) Took keen hold, led and disputed, advantage 2f out, headed well over 1f out, rallied and one pace inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Ruacana (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Kashgar 5-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, went right start, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 7, 45l behind Commitment (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Poetic Power (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Almuftarris (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Swnymor (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Commitment (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Between Us 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort when short of room inside final furlong, no danger after, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Strathnaver (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, outpaced final 3f, went 3rd close home, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Blades Lad (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.